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Kostis Georgiou: A Private Collection

Kostis Georgiou:
A Private Collection

Selling Exhibition • 28 May-10 Aug. 2024 • Limassol

Kostis Georgiou: A Private Collection

Peter’s Gallery is pleased to present a significant private collection of works by Kostis Georgiou. The exhibition showcases Kostis Georgiou’s paintings depicting his most explored motifs, fluid compositions and stoic figures.

Initially associated with the Abstract Expressionist movement, Kostis Georgiou’s work transcends categorisation. His industrious devotion, experimentation and continued passion for painting and sculpture defined his practice. Throughout his career, he has continuously pushed boundaries through his artistic experimentation both challenging and engaging the art world.

Through a comprehensive selection of more than 30 paintings, adorned with exquisitely handcrafted frames that highlight the sophistication of his subjects, we showcase the remarkable scope of his extraordinary oeuvre —from his abstracted still lifes to his portrait studies and his latest seascape masterworks. With his unparalleled vision, each piece tells a story, blurring the lines between art and the complexities of the human condition.

"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see."

"Every little thing around me. Everything is a potential source of inspiration. Everything has a reason for existence, however trivial it might appear."

Georgiou Kostis, Collector, Oil on canvas, 100 x 100 cm
Georgiou Kostis, Untitled, Oil on canvas, 100 x 100 cm

Exhibition Details

28 May-10 August 2024
10:00 AM–1:00 PM, 04:00 PM–06:30 PM

Peter’s Gallery
31 Ioanni Polemi street, 3085, Limassol, Cyprus

Petros Michaelides
+357 25 384804

About the Artist

Kostis Georgiou, a Greek contemporary sculptor and painter, was born in 1956 in Thessaloniki, Greece, and currently resides in Athens. He studied painting and sculpture at the University of Fine Arts in Athens with professors Mytaras, Panouryias, and Kokkinides from 1982 to 1986. He continued his education at the Royal College of Fine Arts in London under Peter de Francia from 1985 to 1986.

Georgiou worked as a stage designer in theater and for Greek television (ERT) from 1982 to 1988. He taught painting and scenography at the L. Stavracos International School of Cinema in Athens from 1988 to 1991. Additionally, he wrote as “Kerdolagnos” for the weekly financial newspaper “Kerdos” from 1999 to 2001.

His artistic career began with a solo exhibition in Thessaloniki in 1974. Since then, his work has been showcased in numerous solo and group exhibitions worldwide, garnering several international awards. Most recently, Georgiou’s works were exhibited in a five-museum tour in China. His paintings and monumental sculptures can be found in public squares, sculpture gardens, and numerous foundations and organizations globally.

Selected exhibitions include:
– Benakis Museum, Athens
– State Museum of Modern Art, Thessaloniki
– Bank of Piraeus
– Ministry of Greek Tourism
– Ministry of Greek Culture
– Osaka Museum of Modern Art, Japan
– Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, Japan
– National Bank of Greece
– Eurobank
– Greek Postbank
– Absolute Americana Museum, Florida
– Museo Civico, Italy
– Red Cross, Cyprus
– Suzhou, China

Georgiou’s works are also part of significant private collections, such as the Commanderie de Peyrassol, a sculpture garden at a 1200s vineyard in Provence, France. His sculptures can be found in various public spaces, including:
– “Galileo” in the entrance of St. Elizabeth Hospital in Brussels
– “Rhapsody of the Present,” an installation of three large sculptures in the square in front of Vanke Mall in China
– “Anatasis” in the central square of Voula, Athens
– “Hedgehog” in Peyrassol Park of Sculptures in France
– “Equus” in Greek Riviera in Vouliagmeni, Athens
– “Meteoron” in Thessaloniki

Georgiou has presented his works in over 150 solo exhibitions and 400 group exhibition in prestigious galleries and museums worldwide. His artworks have been auctioned at Bonham’s, Christie’s and Sotheby’s in London.


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